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Mary Magdalene
  • Bernardino Ludovisi
    circa 1693–1749
    born: Rome, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; died: Rome, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; active: Italy
  • Mary Magdalene, circa 1735–1740
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • marble
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 33.6 x 51.4 x 27.6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 10 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase
  • On view: Gallery 401
  • 1958.0097
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Partially nude female figure (identified as Mary Magdalene) with fabric loosely draped over her. There is a book by her left foot and an ointment jar by her left side. Her eyes are closed. Her right hand is resting on fabric at her waist.